Photo by: Janine Geddes

Useful Links

Here are some links you may find useful.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Three one-minute videos from Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program on how to avoid spreading aquatic invasive species.
Avoid Infested Areas PSA
Clean Boat PSA
Ice Fishing PSA

Climate Change

A Muskoka Story: Climate Change
Dr. Peter Sale discusses climate change and what we can expect to see in Muskoka in the future.

Septic Smart!

FOCA Cottage Country Septic System Video
2018 – The Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations is pleased to release this video, with an overview about cottage country septic systems. Filmed on location in Autumn 2017 at a new build on Pencil Lake in the Kawarthas, the video shows the process involved in a septic inspection by a Public Health Inspector, explains the working parts of a septic system, and provides tips for maintenance and problem solving.

Understanding Your Home’s Septic System
Videos and Tips from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Healthy Shorelines

Ribbon of Life from Sticks and Stones Productions
This CHA Lake Protectors Video features Fleming College Professor Barb Elliot and looks at the composition and functions of healthy shorelines.

A Beginner’s Guide to Shoreline Stewardship from Sticks and Stones Productions
A step by step guide to restoring your shoreline to protect the health of your lake.

Well Aware Program: free well assessment
A confidential, non-regulatory service that will assist you in competently assessing your well

To get the facts on shorelines, habitat, septics, invasive species, night skies, etc


Find out about recycling paper, plastic, metals, electronics and more, by clicking here.
With thanks to Rachel Martin’s after school class for finding and sharing this link!

Centre for Sustainable Watersheds
Cooperative Approaches to Protect Canada’s Water Resources
The Centre for Sustainable Watersheds is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that works to help community groups become more effective in protecting their water resources.

District of Muskoka
In design and function, the District Municipality of Muskoka closely parallels other Regional Municipalities in Ontario with the District Corporation forming the upper tier of a two-tier system of local government. The following six Area Municipalities comprise the lower tier in Muskoka: Town of Bracebridge, Town of Gravenhurst, Town of Huntsville, Township of Georgian Bay, Township of Lake of Bays and Township of Muskoka Lakes. This website provides contact information for staff and Council members, services and responsibilities of the District of Muskoka and a calendar of meetings.

District of Muskoka’s Long Range Waste Management Plan
Muskoka has initiated a long-range waste management planning process to ensure that adequate waste management capacity is available for its citizens until at least 2035. This plan will include consideration of opportunities for both waste diversion and waste disposal. Approximately 10 years of disposal capacity remains and Muskoka will require approval under the Environmental Assessment (EA) Act for any new disposal facilities. This web page will provide up to date information about the long-range waste management plan including notices of meetings, newsletters, documents, etc.

Muskoka Water Web
A website produced through a partnership of the District of Muskoka, the Muskoka Watershed Council and the Muskoka Heritage Foundation that tells you everything you want to know about water in Muskoka.

Muskoka Watershed Council 
The Muskoka Watershed Council is committed to the enhancement of the health and sustainability of those watersheds lying partially or totally within the District of Muskoka.